34th Annual Chili Cookoff

October 6: The Kiwanis Clubs of Hilton Head Island will host the 34th Annual Chili Cookoff at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, rain or shine and all-you-can-eat chili! This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur category with separate awards for competitors in the Non-Profit group. In addition, popular local band B Town Playaz will be providing entertainment. Also there will be a Kid’s Zone with children’s games and activities including face painting so families can fully enjoy the festivities.

In total, the Club expects 20-25 restaurants and amateurs alike including last year’s winners One Hot Mama’s, San Miguel’s, The Sonesta, and The Cypress of Hilton Head in the Professional category. Amateur winners included Your Mom’s Kitchen, Boys and Girls Club, Colorado Chili Peppers, Hilton Head PSD, and Second Helpings, The Kiwanis Club expects full participation in one of the most popular events in the Southeast as advertised in Southern Living magazine.

Tickets will be available in advance for $15 at several Island locations including The Coastal Discovery Museum, Burke’s Pharmacy, Reilley’s South, Honey Baked Ham (Bluffton), Bluffton Pharmacy, and any Kiwanis member. Each ticket entitles the holder to as many samples of chili as they want. Tickets on the day of the event will be $20. In addition, several corporate sponsorship packages are available in the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories which come with tickets and beverages.

Proceeds from the event benefit local Kiwanis children’s organizations such as Boys and Girls Club, Island Rec Center, The Sandbox, Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts, Children’s Center, Junior ROTC HHI and Bluffton, and Gregory’s Playground. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase and parking is Free.

For more information on the Cookoff contact Richard Chalk, Chalk@hargray.com or Bill Haley, bll.haley@vacasa.com. Go to www.hiltonheadkiwanis.org for more details. We look forward to seeing you on October 6!